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Moment of Truth

Tinsley EllisAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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“Blistering, inspired roadhouse blues and passionate Southern rock… supercharged guitar and gritty, soulful vocals.” –Relix

“Atlanta’s Tinsley Ellis sings like a man possessed and wields a ferocious lead guitar…one of today’s premier blues/rock players.” –Billboard

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 26, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • ASIN: B000QEILK6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,958 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"Dazzling musicianship pitched somewhere between the exhilarating volatility of rock and roll and the passion of urban blues," -- The Los Angeles Times

"Ellis stands alongside Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter,and that ain't just hype." -- Guitar World Guitar World

"Tinsley Ellis is a legitimate guitar hero" -- The Washington Post

"feral blues guitar...non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor's edge...he achieves pyrotechnics rivaling Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton" -- Rolling Stones

"incendiary live performances, inspired, original and funky." -- The Chicago Tribune

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
You'll never know, how happy I am to write this review on Tinsley's new CD. Tinsley, has until now, in my opinion, been a juke joint, club level, blues southern rock performer. But his performance on this CD, is first class, and in my eyes, Tinsley has now moved to center stage! As "Shaq's, The King Of The World Blues Reviewer's" loyal fans, know, I have described Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert Kings, unique string play, as "bending the strings", and I have called Buddy Guy's "snapping the strings". Well, Tinsley's string work on this CD, is so powerful, that on some songs, it sounds like he's got rocket engines attached to his guitar! I am officially christening, Tinsley's string sound as: "HEAVY STRING BLUES REVERBERATION!" A number of months ago, I was complimented by a Boston reviewer, because I didn't just give away 5 star ratings, like they were going out of style. So believe me, this is a 5 star rating. As Shaq always says: "You can't get the blues in 3-4 minutes!" This CD is loaded with two 6 minute plus songs, four 5 minute plus songs, and three 4 minute plus songs. Another area that gives me additional pleasure, is when an artist performs songs that he has written himself. It just gives the song a little more feeling and meaning to me. Tinsley has written 10 of the 12 songs on this masterpiece. Total running time 59 minutes. (NOTE TO AMAZON: I think it would be a valuable addition to your listings if you listed the lengths of the songs and CD.) In summary: I recommend this highly, and I hope for Tinsley's benefit, and mine, and all his new fans, that this CD is going to create, that he keeps releasing many more CD's of this quality, in the very near future. Welcome to center stage Tinsley!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Blues Rock in Years! November 22, 2007
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I've heard T.E. before years ago and dismissed him as just pretty good. Good song writer, good vocalist, OK guitarist compared to other greats of the genre. This product BLEW ME AWAY! If it's heresy to say "even better than SRV", than so be it. Just when you think its all been done before... It is just a modern masterpiece of Rockin' Blues. The best since Gary Moore's, "Still Got the Blues". Just fantastic! I'm now a huge fan and will be looking for a live appearance in Denver in '08. He just absolutely nails it through and through. Gives me the willies to listen to it and that's saying something since I'm highly critical. If I was right about Tinsley Ellis before he's gotten very, very good at his craft. Ain't got nothin on Bonnamassa who's gotten too flashy.

I went by Rick "Shaq" Goldstein on this as he's usually right about blues rock music. AND HE WAS ON THIS! Trust me and Shaq folks. Get this one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rockin good blues November 30, 2007
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Some very good blues, really rocks a times. Check out Say Too Much, Too Much of Everything, Bringin' Home the Bacon, and Sleep on It.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy now! November 24, 2007
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First heard this guy on XM's Bluesville; just grabbed me by the ears and wouldn't let go. In a good way. Stop reading and buy this CD!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smokin!!!!! August 1, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Having never listened to Tinsley Ellis (I must be living under a rock) before, I was blown away. He has an awesome sound that reminds me of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Great vocals and guitar. Can't wait to buy more of his music.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAY BE HIS BEST July 11, 2007
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Before this offering, I thought that STORM WARNING was Tinsley's best. I may change my mind. I will have to listen to this one more. It is certainly his loudest: listen to the samples. But loud does not mean better. Now someone like Walter Trout sounds great with his metal blues/rock sound, but, I think it hurts Ellis' style: his past music has a lot of softer parts, like EARLY IN THE MORNING. You feel that they are trying too hard to, maybe, get the younger listeners interested. What I mean is that Tinsley's style is not heavy metal. But I am not complaining. Every song is very good to excellent. The material is typical Tinsley Ellis: Robert Cray soul blues, blues, and rock. TELL THE TRUTH, I first heard on Jonny Lang's first record. Maybe Ellis is returing the favor for Jonny using his outstanding song, A QUITTER NEVER WINS, although I don't know if Ellis wrote TELL THE TRUTH. A couple of numbers I remember liking on this disc are, BRINGING HOME THE BACON, and YOU'RE GONNA THANK ME. SHADOW OF DOUBT is acoustic, and reminds me of Alan Wilson of Canned Heat. The audio quality is outstanding, although a little on the dead side. Tinsley's guitar playing is excellent but he seems to be rushing his notes. With some promotion, this release could put Tinsley into the big time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tell the truth? I'm a believer June 28, 2008
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I recently picked up this latest offering from Tinsley Ellis from the library and liked it so much I had to order a copy for myself.

Like "Shaq" Goldstein,I had heard Tinsley in the past but he for some reason didn't knock me out. That's changed with "Moment of Truth" and I need to re-check other cd's by him.

I like every song on here especially "You're Gonna Thank Me". A truly moving song. There is also a variety of moods on this CD from the rockin' "Somebody" to the very mean "Sleep On It".

If this CD was a guitar in Guitar Player magazine it would get a "Pick Award". Here at Amazon it totally deserves 5 Stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Tinsley is Amazing
If you get the chance, check out a live performance! Tinsley and his band are what the Rockin Blues are all about!
Published on June 17, 2011 by Carma_65
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Godzilla
Tinsley has never disappointed me with his song writing or guitar playing. Please don't listen to this at work 'cause you get the urge to grab your Strat and a shot glass real bad!
Published on August 15, 2010 by Joe Jakubisin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music........
Heard a song from this CD on the radio and decided to purchased the entire CD. Upon listening to the CD, was very happy with the purchase.
Published on April 30, 2009 by M. FRAIJO
5.0 out of 5 stars Master Bluesman
As other reviewers have stated this is his best work to date. I have all his CD's and have seen him a couple of time in concert and met him. A wonderful man. Read more
Published on April 17, 2009 by Mack McAlister
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Buy...
Excellent CD
Took a chance and glad I did.
Very powerfull and clean. I really like it and should
purchase more of his cd's. Get yours now. Read more
Published on December 3, 2007 by Stanley R. Poulsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Tinsley on Steroids
This is a masterpiece, easily the best blues/rock record in the last three years. I dont know who gave Tinsley his Wheaties but he wrote 10 of twelve songs, plays a ripping and... Read more
Published on November 1, 2007 by C. Barthelmess
4.0 out of 5 stars one of the blues greats!
I'm an Atlanta native, so I'm biased, but Tinsley is truely one of the best blues players around. He's been on the road for 30 years now and is well seasoned. Read more
Published on October 17, 2007 by Tyler S. Dodd
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